The Swan has been closed for some time for refurbishments, and is due to re-open on Thursday 2nd February. As well as the refurbishments of the building, they have been changing the layout of the garden, with a herb kitchen garden shortly to be unveiled.
There's a new manager in charge - the one who upset a lot of local groups who were meeting at the Swan (including Stitch and Bitch and U3A) didn't stay for very long. This manager, Ronan Hunter, is looking for local links, according to WyeLocal. He's sourcing the bathroom toiletries from Myddfai Trading Company, which is quite local, works with challenged adults, and is cruelty-free, and has bought the artwork for the hotel from Lion Gallery in Hay. The new crockery has been handmade for the Swan by Pauline Patterson in Hay, and the coffee supplier is Black Mountain Roast, also based in Hay.
And on 10th March, they're hosting a Murder Mystery, performed by Murder on the Side.